Jacqui Vergis and Brooke Black
A group of students in the Future Business Leaders of America club attended the annual State Leadership Conference held in Hershey, Pennsylvania in April.
Members who attended this trip included (seniors) Taylor Wittman, Grace Wu, Jessica Zimmerman, (juniors) Morgan Amberson Jacqueline Dyer, Victoria Kalinovich, Caroline Maloney, Chloe Mcgilvray, Katie Steele, and (sophomore) Kaylee Tao.
To attend this conference, each member had to qualify in either an individual or group event at FBLA Regionals held in December 2015, where students competed against dozens of high schools in our area and score highly on various business related tests and presentations.
“It was so great getting called up to accept my first place award for my event back in December,” said Caroline Maloney, who competed in the Computer Application category. “Even though I’m an officer in the club, I never actually thought that I’d make it to states, so it was so much fun just to be there. The workshops there were pretty interesting, I got to meet a ton of kids just like me, and it was especially memorable thanks to our advisor Ms. Ohanian.”
The 2016 NH-S FBLA SLC trip was a success, as Jessica Zimmerman and Grace Wu placed eighth in the Business Plan category and Kaylee Tao placed sixth in Introduction to Business Communication.